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Robert Koehler: Serial ‘pillowcase rapist’ suspect was building a ‘dungeon’ before arrest

Robert Koehler: Serial ‘pillowcase rapist’ suspect was building a ‘dungeon’ before arrestProsecutors in Florida believe a 60-year-old man building a “dungeon” under his home is the so-called pillowcase rapist, who authorities say broke into women’s houses and concealed his face with pillows and towels in as many as 40 assaults in the state since the 1980s.Robert Koehler was arrested on 18 January after authorities say they tied his DNA to samples collected from a 1983 case. The sample also matched DNA collected from several other cases between 1981 and 1986, according to the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office.



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Police arrest organiser of Hong Kong protest after rally turns violent

Police arrest organiser of Hong Kong protest after rally turns violentA prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activist was arrested by police, his organisation said on Monday, after a protest he helped organise in the financial district a day earlier turned violent with officers firing tear gas to disperse the crowds. Ventus Lau was arrested on Sunday evening on charges of “obstruction of police administration” and violating terms set when permission was granted for the protest, the Hong Kong Civil Assembly Team said in a statement. “It was primarily rioters’ violent acts which led to the suspension of the gathering,” Senior Superintendent Ng Lok-chun told reporters.



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Hong Kong police arrest protesters in shopping mall

Hong Kong police arrest protesters in shopping mallHong Kong police arrested about a dozen protesters and used pepper spray on Saturday to break up a protest in a shopping mall aimed at disrupting retail businesses near the border with mainland China. Demonstrators have been targeting malls across Hong Kong since earlier this week and more than a hundred protesters, many dressed in black with face masks, marched through a mall in Sheung Shui on Saturday, chanting “Go back to China”. Sheung Shui, which is just over the border from the Chinese city of Shenzhen, is popular with so-called parallel traders who buy large volumes of duty-free goods in Hong Kong and then sell them on the mainland.



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A 10-year-old girl died on a Delta flight from Los Angeles to Seattle after suffering a cardiac arrest

A 10-year-old girl died on a Delta flight from Los Angeles to Seattle after suffering a cardiac arrestDelta flight 2423 landed back at Los Angeles International (LAX) 21 minutes after taking off, so the young girl could receive medical aid.



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Young girl from Delta flight has cardiac arrest, dies at LAX

Young girl from Delta flight has cardiac arrest, dies at LAXThe airline says the flight to Seattle returned to the airport shortly after takeoff due to the medical emergency



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Arrest made in murder of brother of 49ers quarterback

Arrest made in murder of brother of 49ers quarterbackMichael D. Mosley will be booked on two counts of criminal homicide and one count of attempted criminal homicide.



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Man set to be exonerated after new arrest made in 2010 stabbing

Man set to be exonerated after new arrest made in 2010 stabbing"We will begin the exoneration process for Lydell Grant immediately," Harris County DA Kim Ogg said.



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Texas man to be exonerated after DNA leads to new arrest

Texas man to be exonerated after DNA leads to new arrestAuthorities said they will begin the process to exonerate a Houston man who was convicted in a 2010 fatal stabbing that investigators now believe was committed by someone else. Lydell Grant, 42, was freed on bond last month after a new analysis of DNA found on the victim’s fingernails pointed to his innocence in the killing of 28-year-old Aaron Scheerhoorn. Authorities undertook a new investigation, and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office said Friday that Grant has been eliminated as a suspect and another person has been arrested in Scheerhoorn’s slaying.



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Hong Kong Police Arrest Man, Seize Gun ‘He Was Hoping to Use’

Hong Kong Police Arrest Man, Seize Gun ‘He Was Hoping to Use’(Bloomberg) — Hong Kong police arrested a 19-year-old after coming under fire Friday night, and also seized a semi-automatic rifle they say the man planned to use at a public event.The suspect shot at police with a semi-automatic pistol when they intercepted him, the force said in a video posted on its Facebook page. Officers fired tear gas at a crowd that confronted them at the scene of the incident in Tai Po, according to the post.Police said the suspect was previously arrested in December 2018 for illegal possession of firearms. He was released on bail in late February and failed to report to police as required this month, according to the post. Officers seized an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle and 211 rounds of ammunition in an apartment in the neighborhood after Friday’s arrest, they said.“According to our intelligence, we know he was hoping to use the gun to cause chaos and hurt police officers during the public gathering,” senior superintendent Steve Li of the Organized Crime and Triad Bureau said in the video.Hong Kong has been gripped by increasingly violent protests that were ignited in June by the government’s plans to enact a law which would have allowed extraditions to jurisdictions including mainland China. The government scrapped the bill after continued public pressure but the unrest continued and protesters’ demands expanded to include broader democracy and an independent commission of inquiry into police conduct.Arrows, petrol bombsDemonstrators hurl petrol bombs and launch arrows at riot police almost weekly, while officers have fired more than 10,000 rounds of tear gas, and used rubber bullets and water cannons. At least 6,000 protesters have been arrested since June.Friday’s arrest comes as Chinese authorities are reported to have ruled out the formation of an independent commission of inquiry. Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam sought the central government’s response to the idea during her four-day trip to Beijing this month, South China Morning Post reported on Saturday, citing an unidentified person close to the government.In another blow for Lam, several retired judges approached by the government have turned down requests to join an independent review committee to look into the ongoing unrest, the Post cited the person as saying.Public sentiment in Hong Kong seems to be squarely behind the demonstrators, with pro-democracy candidates winning a landslide victory against pro-government rivals in local elections last month. There has been a relative lull in the scale and frequency of the violence since the polls, but the protests are continuing, including rallies planned for this weekend.Meanwhile police have intensified their efforts to limit financial support for the protesters. On Thursday evening, officers announced the arrest of four people for suspected money-laundering in the first case related to funding of the demonstrations.About 80 school teachers and teaching assistants have been arrested for their involvement in anti-government protests, South China Morning Post reported on Saturday, citing Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung. He called for schools to suspend educators held for serious offenses, out of concern for students’ safety.There were 123 complaints against teachers over protest-related misconduct from mid-June to late November, he said. Four teachers have resigned or been suspended by schools, according to Yeung.To contact the reporters on this story: Bei Hu in Hong Kong at bhu5@bloomberg.net;Chester Yung in Singapore at kyung33@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Shamim Adam at sadam2@bloomberg.net, Stanley JamesFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



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Hong Kong police arrest man after shooting incident ahead of weekend protests

Hong Kong police arrest man after shooting incident ahead of weekend protestsHong Kong police arrested an 18-year-old man after he fired a single shot with a pistol at officers late on Friday evening, in an incident police said they suspected was linked to anti-government protests that have convulsed the city. Steve Li, a Senior Superintendent of the Police Organised Crime and Triad Bureau said early on Saturday that the man had been subdued by police after he’d fired a shot in the northern Tai Po district. Li added that there were signs this case was linked to other recent seizures of firearms and explosive devices including on Hong Kong island.



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